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Are Your Bad Teeth Hurting Your Career Prospects?

Posted on 2/17/2016 by Zac Bird
A man suffering from bad teeth hurting his career opportunity.If your teeth are discolored, cracked, missing, or broken, you may be self-conscious about being in certain social situations and might even avoid them.

However, if you are in need of a job, you will have to interact with your interviewer and potential employer.

Unfortunately, bad teeth can hinder your job search efforts. Since our teeth are often the first thing that people notice about us, you might be passed over for a job by someone who isn't necessarily more qualified but has a more professional appearance.

In California, for example, budgetary constraints forced the Denti-Cal program to significantly cut back on services. This program provided dental care to the underserved populations in the state.

The end result was that many uninsured people in California were unable to get the dental care that they needed, and many people attributed this to be a factor in why they couldn't get a job. Many low-income individuals believed that their bad teeth impacted them from getting a job, and many dentists agree that they have seen this situation in the past.

Population scientist and dentist Susan Hyde from the University of California at San Francisco explained that in the media, if someone is portrayed as being "bad" or "wicked" they often have missing front teeth. Similarly, people that are portrayed as ignorant might be shown with buck teeth.

From a very early age, we are taught to associate someone's oral health with a variety of social biases to explain what kind of person they are. These biases will hurt people socially and in the workforce.

These issues make it vital that people take proper care of their teeth and visit the dentist regularly. Proper precautions need to be taken before you find yourself out of work and unable to get a new job due to your not-so-pearly whites. If you need to make some changes to your smile, contact our office to set up an appointment.

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